Clarke contract talks scheduled
Earlier this week Clarke expressed disappointment at rumours he had rejected talks over a new contract, with his current deal expiring at the end of the season. But Martin hopes the 27-year-old will stay with the Shrimpers and is planning talks to discuss a new deal. "With just two remaining games hopefully we can have those formal discussions with Peter and his agent soon," Martin told the club's official website. "I have been unequivocal and consistent and I hope once again I have made it clear that I would like him to stay at Southend. "(Manager) Steve Tilson has reiterated to Peter that we would like to talk to him about a new contract. Whether terms can be agreed I do not know, but I do hope so."
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